2017 Anthony Award Winners in Large Print

The 2017 Anthony Awards, named after the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic for the New York Times who helped found the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), were given out on October 15 at Bouchercon in Toronto. Bouchercon is the MWA’s annual World Mystery Convention where readers, writers, publishers, editors, … Read more

Five Star Will Rogers Medallion Award Winners 2017

Originally created to honor outstanding volumes of Cowboy Poetry, the Will Rogers Medallion Award soon expanded into other categories as interest and reader demand increased. Will Rogers was an accomplished author as well as a cowboy entertainer, and the purpose of the Award is to honor this facet of his legacy as well as to … Read more

Gender & Diversity Content at Your Fingertips

In-Depth Portfolio: Resources for Instruction & Research Our new Gender & Diversity Content Hub is full of stimulating content from Gale Primary Sources, eBooks on GVRL, and several databases all in one central location. In the hub, you will find information on Civil Rights, Sexuality & Gender, and Women’s Studies from our most popular, authoritative … Read more

Get Information You Can Trust with a Simple Search

Question:  When research often starts with a Google search and dubious results, how do we get online library reference materials in the hands of those who need it? Answer:  Opposing Viewpoints In Context’s Google Chrome Extension! Melinda was doing her Social Studies homework the other night and needed facts on gerrymandering.  Instead of using her … Read more

Webinar: Embracing eBooks Like a Boss

When over half of your users come to the library to conduct research, it is often your responsibility to ensure they find what they’re looking for. But when you’re taking on varying challenges like: providing content that spans all patrons’ needs and interests, building renovations, awareness and understanding about authoritative non-fiction content, and the changing … Read more

Research Validates the Need for Large Print

Large Print improves reading experiences, academic outcomes, and cognitive health by increasing:

  • Reading fluency: decoding speed and tracking ease
  • Reading comprehension
  • Academic achievement
  • Sensory satisfaction
  • Sustained reading

The Physical Benefits of Large Print

  • Larger fonts and increased spacing force the eye to move more slowly, allowing students to track more easily.1
  • Print size impacts the maximum speed at which text may be read.2
  • Serif fonts aid struggling readers by making the words easier to read.3
  • Children are aided by greater leading, eliminating their tendency to double or skip lines when reading.4
  • Reading comprehension and memory hinge on legibility.5

Without legibility, reading is a laborious process, leading to disengagement among discouraged, reluctant, or struggling readers.

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OELMA Presidential Award Presented to Gale’s Very Own Andrea Eshelman

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) is Ohio’s preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries. They are committed to educational excellence and academic achievement and serve the needs of 21st Century learners and workers in a global society. Annually, the OELMA presents a Presidential Award to honor individuals who have shown … Read more

Integrating 3D Printing Into Academic Curricula

Before the first commercial 3D printer was made available to consumers in 2009, 3D printing technology was largely reserved for high-end manufacturing applications and a handful of niche hobbyists. Since then, however, the industry has been a boon with multiple successful start-ups and multi-billion dollar investments made by international corporations. Many academic institutions have been leaders in innovation … Read more

An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Care Car Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner |

Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation!

But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy and—although we didn’t want to pay the high costs for a mechanic—we wanted to do it the right way. That’s where ChiltonLibrary comes in! This 24-hour on-call “mechanic” provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. The oil filter was just a bit different on my new car, and ChiltonLibrary explained its location, how to remove it, and how to replace the new one. The best part of using the database is that you can get to the specific information you want quickly and easily, without lugging around a giant tome. You can print just the relevant page and go!

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